UPDATE: Toddler dies in 6th Avenue fire
The four-year-old child that was pulled from a burning 6th Avenue home Wednesday morning has died, according to Atmore Director of Public Safety Glenn Carlee.
A fire broke out just after 10:30 a.m. at 214 6th Avenue completely engulfing the home. Fire personnel were able to locate the child inside the home and pull him from the fire. Paramedics with Atmore Ambulance transferred the child to Atmore Community Hospital where he was later declared dead.
Personnel with Atmore Fire Department were the first on the scene and were assisted by the Poarch Fire Department and Atmore Police Department.
An official with the Alabama State Fire Marshal's office is on the scene this afternoon investigating the cause of the fire.
The name of the child has not been released.
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